[ hahy-wey ]
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  1. a main road, especially one between towns or cities: the highway between Los Angeles and Seattle.

  2. any public road or waterway.

  1. any main or ordinary route, track, or course.

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Origin of highway

before 900; Middle English heyewei,Old English heiweg.See high, way1

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British Dictionary definitions for highway


/ (ˈhaɪˌweɪ) /

  1. a public road that all may use

  2. mainly US and Canadian law a main road, esp one that connects towns or cities

  1. a main route for any form of transport

  2. a direct path or course

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